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Get To Know Gracie Abrams: The Star Behind The Album “Good Riddance”

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In the last week of February, the American singer and songwriter Gracie Abrams released her first album, Good Riddance. With a solid career, fans were excited about this release, but she still is a low-key artist, and not that many people had heard of her until now.

So here are some facts to get to know the star behind Good Riddance!


Gracie Madigan Abrams was born on September 7, 1999 in California. Daughter of Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams, an American filmmaker best known for his work on Star Wars. She also has two brothers, Henry, and August Abrams.

Gracie shown interest in music since she was a little girl and has always been passionate about composing. Since she didn’t have anyone to give voice to her songs, she started to learn how to sing and play several instruments like piano and guitar. Some years later, she started to post covers and original compositions on social media like Instagram and SoundCloud.


When she was only nineteen years old, she launched her debut track with Interscope Records, “Mean It”, which was accompanied by a music video performed by Gracie. After that, she released three other singles in sequel, “Stay”, “21” and “I miss you, I’m sorry”, which got her a lot of attention at the time and grew her fanbase. 

In 2020, she released her first EP Minor with seven tracks, including two of her most famous songs: “I miss you, I’m sorry” and “21”. With the success of this release, she announced that she was going on tour, but, because of the aggravation of the Covid-19 pandemic, she had to cancel it and decided to do an online tour instead, which was free of charge to anyone interested in watching it. Afterwards, she started to be known as a “bedroom popstar”. 

With a massive increase of fans, she continued her career in 2021 releasing two more singles: “Mess It Up” and “Unlearn”, a collaboration with Benny Blanco, who has also worked with big names in the music industry such as Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber. After a few months, she released her second EP This Is What It Feels Like with twelve new tracks, which was very well-received by the critics due to her honest and beautiful compositions. 

After that, in 2022, she was finally able to do her tour, which took place in North America and Europe and it also carried the same name as her second EP: This Is What It Feels Like. Furthermore, in the same year, Abrams opened the SOUR Tour for her friend Olivia Rodrigo who had just released an album with two songs on Billboard number one.  

After the tour, she started working on her first album but always said that it was not the right time to release it yet. Then at the beginning of 2023, Gracie finally released her debut album Good Riddance on February 24. Composed of 12 tracks, Miss Abrams guides the listener through songs about different moments of a relationship and finding yourself after being with someone for such a long time. The album has a pop vibe influenced by indie and folk. 

Good Riddance was a success liked by the critics and loved by the fans and had several songs reaching the Billboard hot trading songs chart, like “I Know It Won’t Work”. She also released two tracks before releasing the whole album: “Where do we go now?” and “Amelie”, which was very well received by the public and became one of her most famous tracks.

At the moment, Gracie is on her Good Riddance Tour through the US, sharing everything on her social media, where you can stay tuned to what she is currently doing and plan for the future. She also has a mailing list whereby subscribing you can receive news about her. And if you are wondering, one of her next steps is to open some dates of The Eras Tour by one of the most famous singers nowadays Taylor Swift.


The article above was edited by Giullia Cartaxo.

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Isabelle Bonezi

Casper Libero '26

Hi! I am Isa and I am currently 19 years old and studying communication in Brazil. I have a passion for horror movies and reading. Also, I really enjoy watching Gilmore Girls in my free time! If you want to contact me don't hesitate to send me an e-mail ibsmariano@gmail.com <3